“This type of crash, in normal circumstances, would not have caused this level of injury,” Sergeant Mark Casey said. Investigations also revealed the vehicle in the incident was the subject of a worldwide recall for a faulty airbag. The female passenger, along with the male driver and passenger of the other car, were treated by paramedics in Cabramatta before being taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Scene of the accident
About 2.1 million cars in Australia could be affected by such accidents, including Toyota, Mazda, BMW, Subaru, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Lexus and Ford. More than a dozen people were killed worldwide by Takata airbags. The company faces tens of billions of dollars in costs and liabilities resulting from almost a decade of recalls and lawsuits. This was the first case in Australia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said people should contact their local dealership or manufacturer if they are worried about their vehicle. Earlier this year Honda were forced to recall more than 25,000 cars in Australia. An extra 600 were called back for a second time when it was discovered the replacement parts were found to have the same defects.